Global Casual Apparel Retailer to launch at Metropolis at Metrotown, 10:00 am October 6
VANCOUVER, Oct. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - UNIQLO, global casual apparel retailer, opens its first store in the Greater Vancouver Area at Metropolis at Metrotown with local celebrations including an exclusive giveaway trip for two to Tokyo and a number of special offers. The store will open at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 6, and UNIQLO looks forward to welcoming all customers to its first store in the Greater Vancouver Area.
"Opening in Vancouver was the natural next step for UNIQLO in Canada – we create clothing that is perfectly suited to the lifestyle of Vancouverites," said Yasuhiro Hayashi, COO of UNIQLO Canada. "We look forward to celebrating the launch of UNIQLO at Metropolis at Metrotown and invite the community to join us for the grand opening ceremony, featuring traditional Japanese Taiko drums and a chance to win a trip for two to Tokyo."
Located on the Ground Level and Lower Level, and facing the Grand Court of the mall, UNIQLO Metropolis at Metrotown is a two-level store with a total sales floor of approximately 20,800 square feet. The store will feature a range of core items for men, women, kids and babies that are recognized for quality, functionality and innovation. In addition to the brand's signature items such as BLOCKTECH, Ultra Light Down, HEATTECH, Cashmere, Extra Fine Merino, Jeans and Oxford Shirts, the store will carry the Uniqlo U collection and the "UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON" collection.
On the morning of October 6, to celebrate the opening of UNIQLO, the company will give away a trip for two to Tokyo. People at 18 years old or over who line up before 9:30 a.m. are eligible to enter their names in the draw, which will take place ahead of the store's official opening at 10:00 a.m. For terms and conditions visit:
On the day of the opening, the first 500 customers will receive a limited edition Vancouver UNIQLO canvas tote bag. Prior to the opening, local artisanal ice cream and pastry shop, La Glace, will provide their signature Matcha Noir macarons and local coffee roasters Timbertrain will be providing coffee and tea for customers waiting to enter the store. Additionally, customers who spend over $100 (before taxes) will receive a free, limited edition Furoshiki, limit one per customer, while quantities last. This simple square cloth can be used in many ways, including gift wrapping.
During opening weekend, UNIQLO Canada will also provide customers with special promotional prices on popular core items including BLOCKTECH Parkas and Extra Fine Merino sweaters for both men and women.
The store will mark the opening on October 6 with a traditional Japanese Taiko drum performance and ribbon cutting ceremony which will be attended by his worship Mayor Corrigan, City of Burnaby, along with John C Jay, President of Global Creative at Fast Retailing and local brand ambassadors.
About UNIQLO LifeWear
Apparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity. Designed to be of the time and for the time, LifeWear is made with such modern elegance that it becomes the building blocks of each individual's style. A perfect shirt that is always being made more perfect. The simplest design hiding the most thoughtful and modern details. The best in fit and fabric made to be affordable and accessible to all. LifeWear is clothing that is constantly being innovated, bringing more warmth, more lightness, better design, and better comfort to people's lives.
About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.7864 trillion yen for the 2016 fiscal year ending August 31, 2016 (US $17.31 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2016 rate of $1 = 103.2 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world's largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan's leading specialty retailer.
UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. Today the company has more than 1,900 stores in 19 markets worldwide including Japan, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and the U.S. In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, currently operates several Grameen UNIQLO stores in Dhaka. UNIQLO manages an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.
With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.
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